*Sigh* This is basic WWII history, MR. The world knew. The US was also informed of what the Nazis were doing. Hitler and his party never ever hid it. In fact, the final solution and the extermination of Jews, the Roma and other non-Aryans was never not made public in Germany and the world knew. In August 1942, the State Department received a report sent by Gerhart Riegner, the Geneva-based representative of the World Jewish Congress (WJC). The report revealed that the Germans were implementing a policy to physically annihilate the Jews of Europe. Department officials declined to pass on the report to its intended recipient, American Jewish leader Stephen Wise, who was President of the World Jewish Congress. Despite the State Department's delay in publicizing the mass murder, that same month Wise received the report via British channels. He sought permission from the State Department to make its contents public. Undersecretary of State Sumner Welles asked Wise not to publicize the information until the State Department confirmed it. Wise agreed and after three months the State Department notified him that its sources had confirmation. On November 24, 1942, Wise held a press conference to announce that Nazi Germany was implementing a policy to annihilate the European Jews. A few weeks later, on December 17, the United States, Great Britain, and ten other Allied governments issued a declaration denouncing Nazi Germany's intention to murder the Jews of Europe. The declaration warned Nazi Germany that it would be held responsible for these crimes. US PRESS COVERAGE OF THE “FINAL SOLUTION” During the era of the Holocaust, the American press did not always publicize reports of Nazi atrocities in full or with prominent placement. For example, the New York Times, the nation's leading newspaper, generally deemphasized the murder of the Jews in its news coverage. The US press had reported on Nazi violence against Jews in Germany as early as 1933. It covered extensively the Nuremberg Laws of 1935 and the expanded German antisemitic legislation of 1938 and 1939. The nationwide state-sponsored violence of November 9-10, 1938, known as Kristallnacht (Night of Crystal), made front page news in dailies across the US as did Hitler's infamous prediction, expressed to the Reichstag (German parliament) on January 30, 1939, that a new world war would mean the annihilation of the Jewish “race.” As the magnitude of anti-Jewish violence increased in 1939-1941, many American newspapers ran descriptions of German shooting operations, first in Poland and later after the invasion of the Soviet Union. The ethnic identity of the victims was not always made clear. Some reports described German mass murder operations with the word "extermination." As early as July 2, 1942, the New York Timesreported on the operations of the killing center in Chelmno, based on sources from the Polish underground. The article, however, appeared on page six of the newspaper. Although the New York Times covered the December 1942 statement of the Allies condemning the mass murder of European Jews on its front page, it placed coverage of the more specific information released by Wise on page ten, significantly minimizing its importance. Despite this, the US still restricted immigration of Jews trying to escape Europe and the Nazis. When the Final Solution started to be put into effect, the number of Jews trying to gain entry to the US as refugees virtually stopped, for obvious reasons. Everyone knew what they were planning to do and what they were doing. The shock was seeing the survivors in the camps, and witnessing with their own eyes the actual horror of what the Nazis had done. That, however, does not mean that they did not know it was going on or where. The British were listening in on the Nazis and intercepting their radio transmissions and decoding them. Among what they were decoding and intercepting were the tallies of people killed in the concentration camps on a daily basis, even down to the number of Jews, Poles, politicians, etc being killed every day. Not only that, they also knew which camps were getting what and when, how many were arriving on trains to each camps each day. The Nazis were very obsessed with keeping records and the British intercepted and decoded so much of it, that for you to declare they did not know is somewhat ridiculous. Everyone knew it was going on MR. Everyone knew what they did, how they did it and why. To declare it was super secret and no one knew is you attempting to rewrite history and perhaps to even excuse those who knew it was going on and who turned a blind eye to it.